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4th time’s a charm – help shape the 2025 National Model Codes

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes (CBHCC) is again inviting you to take part in the latest public review of proposed changes to the 2020 editions of the National Model Codes, which runs until April 29.The recommendations could be one of the following: approve for publication, revise for publication, defer publication pending further development, or withdraw proposed code change.

“Building enclosure retrofits toward our zero-carbon future”

The Ontario Building Envelope Council invites you to attend its seminar “Building enclosure retrofits toward our zero-carbon future” on the morning of March 20. The seminar will delve into the planning process and share the typical roadblocks encountered in getting building enclosure retrofits off the ground. Case studies will detail a range of projects of different scales, outlining patterns and differences observed for different building archetypes.

YVR partners with Schneider to achieve net-zero carbon

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has partnered with Schneider Electric to improve operational reliability and workplace safety, and to help the airport achieve its goal of becoming net-zero carbon by 2030. “We are thrilled to extend our ongoing relationship with YVR, working side-by-side as one team, and providing solutions on their electrical distribution systems to ensure we’re fostering a sustainable and reliable airport environment,” said Courtney Forget.


Arthur Erickson achieves Zero Carbon Building-Performance certification

Arthur Erickson Place on West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver has achieved the Zero Carbon Building-Performance certification from Canada Green Building Council. The three-year decarbonization process, which began in 2022, involves retrofitting the 363,000-sf, 26-storey commercial building. The process is expected to be complete in 2025, at which point Arthur Erickson Place will have reduced its carbon emissions by 97%. » Read more

Ximen partners with Energy Plug for responsible resource extraction

Energy Plug Technologies Corp. will be working with Ximen Mining to provide a two-phase clean power storage and generation project that stabilizes, supports, and powers the infrastructure at Kenville Gold Mine in Nelson, B.C. “This forward-thinking project aligns with our zero-emission goals, ensuring operational efficiency and lower costs while setting a new standard for responsible resource extraction,” said Christopher Anderson, Ximen Mining. » Read more

CMPX – Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Expo

Jointly produced by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Institute (HRAI) of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), CMPX promises three days of “innovation, exploration, connection, and learning”. Attendees will be able to learn about industry solutions across numerous categories, such as heating, cooling, refrigeration, ventilation, plumbing, indoor air quality, building automation and control, and software. » Read more

Northgate Lions Seniors Centre set for a $5-million makeover

The Northgate Lions Seniors Centre in Edmonton is on its way to becoming more energy efficient and accessible, thanks to a roughly $5-million joint spend from the federal government and the city. “As building systems were coming to the end of their useful life, NESA is very pleased that this project is being undertaken in order to ensure that the centre will continue to operate more efficiently well into the future,” said Ron Nichol, North Edmonton Seniors Association. » Read more


The MEET Show

May 1-2, Moncton, N.B. » More info

PM Springfest

May 9, Toronto (by invitation) » More info